Earlier this week Solegear Bioplastics  founder and CEO Toby Reid was honoured as an official nominee for the prestigious 2011 Manning Innovation Awards, in addition to being invited to share his insights on building sustainability into business at the Pacific Northwest Economic Conference in Vancouver, on February 5th.

“It is a huge honour to be recognized nationally by the Ernest C. Manning Awards Foundation for the work Solegear has done to date to drive the transformation of the plastics industry. This is a nomination that I proudly accept on behalf of my committed Solegear teammates. Together, we have been through a lot to get to this point today, and I know they are as excited about this nomination, and our future, as I am,” said Solegear Founder & CEO Toby Reid.

The Manning Innovation Awards is a competition that recognizes and promotes excellence and innovative talent in developing and marketing new concepts, processes or procedures. Reid has been recognized for his contributions in bioplastic technologies, specifically for the advancement of high-performance bioplastics and biocomposites through his guidance of Solegear’s R&D, marketing and business development activities.

Vancouver-based Solegear was a New Ventures BC 2010 2nd place finisher. Founded in 2006, Solegear is leveraging patent-pending technologies, diverse R&D and new business development programs in 2011 to take the next major step in the Company’s development on the way to becoming an enduring leader in the bioplastics industry.

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